Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Long Awaited Update

Rilley...he's doing fine...and getting into trouble along the way!
Life sure has a way of keeping you busy!  I've neglected the blog and kind of left everyone who follows Rilley's story in a bit of cliff hanger.

Sara had taken Rilley for a follow up visit with Dr. James at the University of Guelph last month.  It has been determined that his breakthrough seizures are not something to be overly concerned about.  Dr. James is of the opinion that if these types of events happen once or twice every four or so months and remain as mild as they have been, then this is simply something that Rilley will have to live with.

When you stop and think about it, considering everything he has been through, he is alive and well almost a year and a half after his surgery, just over 16 months actually.  Therefore, the odd breakthrough seizure is minor in comparison.  More importantly, he is happy and our daughter's are thrilled that he is still here causing trouble!

In fact, just last week Rilley had found his way into the fridge and did a bit of a raid while we were out...the kids had apparently forgotten to lock the fridge.
Yes, the fridge has an actual chain lock on it...much to Rilley's chagrin.
It wasn't long until Rilley developed a bit of a tummy ache.  Then, judging by the increasingly frequent whining and trips outside, the tummy ache must have become more serious.  Thinking back to the upset stomach he would get during his short tenure on cancer medication, I ran out to the grocery store to get some ground pumpkin.  As I walked back in the door, it became apparent that the pumpkin was no longer required...the crisis was over...Rilley had seen fit to deposit the entire contents of his stomach onto our bed!  Thanks buddy...I guess it came on so suddenly that you couldn't even ask to be let outside!  Let it be known from this day forth...Rilley has a large stomach!

Anyway, that's how it has been around our house for the last few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. our pups get pumpkin every night, a little dollop after dinner.